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Summary

  1. Fulham beat promotion rivals Derby to move fourth
  2. Reid hat-trick gives Bristol City win over Sheff Wed
  3. Forest condemn Birmingham to fifth straight loss
  4. Preston come from behind to win at Bolton
  5. Sunderland stay bottom despite draw at Millwall

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Well, a shorter than usual EFL live offering for you this Saturday due to the bad weather, but we've still had plenty to keep us occupied.

No early evening game sadly this weekend after Wolves v Reading joined the long list of postponements this morning.

But, our EFL live coverage will return next week with a full programme of midweek fixtures coming up on Tuesday in the Championship.

Until then, thanks for being with us...

Recap: Forest heap more woe on Blues

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Birmingham City

Nottingham Forest earned back-to-back league wins to consign struggling Birmingham to a fifth consecutive Championship defeat.

Michael Morrison scored a late consolation for the Blues, who remain 22nd in the table - two points from safety.

Joe Lolley celebrates scoring for Nottingham Forest against Birmingham City

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Birmingham City

Nottingham Forest earn back-to-back league wins and consign ailing Birmingham to a fifth consecutive Championship defeat.

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Recap: Preston kick-start play-off bid

FT: Bolton Wanderers 1-3 Preston North End

Preston ended a run of four games without a win as they came from behind to beat Bolton and kick-start their play-off bid.

The Lilywhites remain ninth, three points off the play-offs, while Bolton are still four points above the relegation zone.

Sean Maguire

Bolton Wanderers 1-3 Preston North End

Sean Maguire scores twice as Preston end a run of four games without a win by coming from behind to beat Bolton.

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Recap: Robins emphatically beat Owls

FT: Bristol City 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Bobby Reid's first career hat-trick gave Bristol City victory over Sheffield Wednesday, sending the Robins back up to sixth.

The Robins had won just one of their 10 league games heading into today's match, but emphatically put that poor run behind them to give new life to their play-off bid.

Bobby Reid and Joe Bryan

Bristol City 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Bobby Reid's first career hat-trick gives Bristol City victory over Sheffield Wednesday, sending the Robins back up to sixth.

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Recap: Lions deny Sunderland win

FT: Millwall 1-1 Sunderland

Millwall came from behind to earn a point against struggling Sunderland at The Den, denying the visitors a crucial win.

The Lions extend their unbeaten run to nine league games, while Chris Coleman's Black Cats miss the chance to move off the bottom of the table.

The Wearsiders are now four points from safety.

Shaun Hutchinson has scored two goals for Millwall this season

Millwall 1-1 Sunderland

Millwall come from behind to earn a point against Championship strugglers Sunderland at The Den.

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Recap: Fulham make it 13 unbeaten

FT: Derby County 1-2 Fulham

Fulham continued their fine run in 2018, beating play-off rivals Derby at Pride Park to move up to fourth in the Championship.

First-half goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Sessegnon proved enough to extend the west London side's unbeaten run to 13 games.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic celebrates Ryan Sessegnon's first-half goal against Derby County

Derby County 1-2 Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic grabs his third goal in as many games as in-form Fulham beat Derby to go fourth in the Championship.

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What's that done to the table?

Only a smattering of Championship matches this afternoon, but what have those results done to the table?

Here's a look at the top six....

top six
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Fulham leapfrop Derby into fourth after that win at Pride Park while Bristol City reclaim a play-off spot thanks to Bobby Reid's hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday.

Meanwhile, at the bottom....

bottom six
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It's very much as you were.

Sunderland move a point closer to Burton at the bottom, but everyone else stays exactly on the same points tally and in the same position.

League Two full-time scores

Luton Town moved four points clear at the top of League Two, conceding a late equaliser at Cambridge after James Collins was sent off.

New Grimsby boss Michael Jolly suffers defeat in his first game in charge at Carlisle.

  • Cambridge United 1-1 Luton Town
  • Carlisle United 2-0 Grimsby Town

League One full-time scores

Oldham move out of the League One relegation zone with victory over Scunthope, but MK Dons are now six points from safety after defeat at home to Bristol Rovers

Erhun Oztumer hits a hat-trick as Walsall come out winners in the mid-table clash at Southend.

  • MK Dons 0-1 Bristol Rovers
  • Scunthorpe 0-2 Oldham
  • Southend United 0-3 Walsall

Championship full-time scores

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  • Bolton 1-3 Preston
  • Bristol City 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Derby County 1-2 Fulham
  • Millwall 1-1 Sunderland
  • Nottingham Forest 2-1 Birmingham City

Well, we might have been short on surviving fixtures, but they've certainly given us a few decent stories.

We'll round up the full-time scores for you shortly...

FULL-TIME

Bolton 1-3 Preston

Preston turn on the style in the second half and turn the game on its head.

Sean Maguire's brace sees them come from behind and Bolton miss the chance to pick up more valuable points in their survival bid.

FULL-TIME

Derby 1-2 Fulham

Fulham hold on to move up to fourth in the table, leapfrogging Derby in the play-off places.

The Whites are flying, extending their unbeaten run to 13 league games, 10 of which they have won.

The Rams have won just one of their last seven in the Championship.

FULL-TIME

Millwall 1-1 Sunderland

Millwall make it nine games unbeaten in the Championship and deny Sunderland a crucial victory.

The Black Cats chip off another point in the battle for survival, and are now four points from safety.

But it is one win in 10 league games for Chris Coleman's side.

FULL-TIME

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Birmingham City

Forest hang on for back-to-back wins, Birmingham fall to a fifth defeat in a row as their troubles deepen.

Bolton 1-3 Preston

Sean Maguire (90+2 mins)

Points now wrapped up for Preston at Bolton as Sean Maguire converts his second goal after coming off the bench.

Taps it past a hapless Ben Alnwick from close range to seal the victory.

FULL-TIME

Bristol City 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Bobby Reid's day without doubt as he takes home the match ball for his hat-trick and Bristol City move back into the play-off places.

Bristol City 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

For what it's worth... they're playing two minutes of injury time at Ashton Gate in a game where the points were decided long ago.

Bolton 1-2 Preston

Also into stoppage time at the Macron Stadium.

Preston look like they've turned it round to come from behind in this one...

Derby 1-2 Fulham

We're also into five minutes of injury time at Pride Park.

Fulham are on course for a 10th victory in 13 games.

Milwall 1-1 Sunderland

There will be five added minutes at The Den.

Will Sunderland hold on for a valuable point?

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Birmingham City

Into four minutes of added time at the City Ground. Can Forest hold on for back-to-back wins?

Millwall 1-1 Sunderland

Tim Cahill watch at The Den. He's on for the last three minutes plus stoppage time.

Can he help find a winner and break Sunderland hearts?

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Birmingham City

Michael Morrison (87 mins)

Maybe not a done deal quite yet at the City Ground.

Birmingham score for the first time in five games and Michael Morrison is the man to break that deadlock with a header from a Craig Gardner corner three minutes from time.

Can they steal a point?

League One and League Two update

Erhun Oztumer has bagged his hat-trick for Walsall, putting the Saddlers 3-0 up at Southend in League One.

Elsewhere, Oldham are 2-0 up at Scunthorpe.

League Two leaders Luton haven't been able to hold on with 10 men at Cambridge, as U's striker Jabo Ibehre nets the equaliser, making it 1-1.

Millwall 0-1 Sunderland

Shaun Williams flashes a strike over the bar after combining well with Lee Gregory.

The Lions have been on top since bagging the equaliser.

Derby 1-2 Fulham

A big block from Fulham defender Tim Ream, who gets in the way of a goalbound shot from Tom Lawrence after keeper Marcus Bettinelli spilled the ball following a clash with Cameron Jerome.

Derby are pushing for an equaliser.

Bolton 1-2 Preston

Sean Maguire (77 mins)

Preston turn it around against Bolton and it's the returning Sean Maguire who puts them ahead.

Only been off the bench a matter of minutes too.

RED CARD

James Collins (Luton)

Luton's goalscorer at Cambridge, James Collins, gets shown a red card for a second bookable offence for dissent.

The Hatters are 1-0 up and heading six points clear at the top of League Two.

Can they hang on for the final 13 minutes with 10 men?

Nottingham Forest 2-0 Birmingham City

Matty Cash (79 mins)

And that may well be that at the City Ground.

Matty Cash doubles Forest's lead with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Ben Osborn's ball picks him out inside the area from a quick throw-in and Cash fires in before Birmingham knew what was happening.

Looks like Blues are heading for a fifth straight defeat.

Derby 1-2 Fulham

Fulham come close to a third as Lucas Piazon, on as a sub, has an effort saved by Rams keeper Scott Carson.

The Brazilian, who is on loan from Chelsea, didn't connect properly with that strike.

A let-off for the hosts.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Birmingham City

Lukas Jutkiewicz has come off the bench for Birmingham in the second half to try and cause problems against one of his former employers.

The Pole almost gets the equaliser but Costel Pantilimon denies him with a good save after a turn and shot inside the box.

Last 15 minutes at the City Ground.

Bolton 1-1 Preston

This one delicately balanced as we enter the last 20 minutes.

Jan Kirchhoff comes off the bench for his Bolton debut and almost nets with his first touch.

Declan Rudd scrambles across to keep out his header.

Derby 1-2 Fulham

Tom Huddlestone (68 mins)

Is the comeback on at Pride Park?

Tom Huddlestone pulls a goal back for the Rams after Fulham failed to clear.

The former England international finds the net from the edge of the area.

Millwall 1-1 Sunderland

Shaun Hutchinson (69 mins)

Millwall get a deserved equaliser at The Den following a period of pressure.

After Jason Steele did well to deny Steve Morison, Shaun Hutchinson gets the final touch as the ball squirms over the line from the resulting corner.

A big blow for bottom club Sunderland.

Millwall celebrate a goal against Sunderland
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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Birmingham City

Forest miss the chance to double their lead on 65 minutes.

Darryl Murphy gets on the end of Matty Cash's cross to the back post but the Irishman can't quite hit the target.

Derby 0-2 Fulham

Tom Huddlestone comes close for the hosts.

The midfielder shoots from 25 yards out, but his low drive deflects behind for a corner kick.

Tom Lawrence then flashes an effort over the crossbar.

League One update

Two goals from Erhun Oztumer in the space of nine second half minutes have put Walsall 2-0 up at Southend.

Both those sides are looking to move further away from the relegation zone.

Bristol City 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Bobby Reid pen (63 mins)

Bobby Reid
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Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

Bristol City go 4-0 up on Sheffield Wednesday and Bobby Reid completes a hat-trick from the penalty spot.

Marlon Pack was brought down inside the Wednesday area by Joey Pelupessy and Reid stepped up to notch his third.

Bolton 1-1 Preston

Callum Robinson just manufactured Preston's equaliser at Bolton and he was nearly on hand to get them ahead.

He was well-placed at the far post for a Preston move but couldn't direct his effort on target and behind it goes.

Sammy Ameobi at the other end tries his luck but can only shoot just over and wide of goal.